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Do not make fun of Molecule Man and Volcana or you will be sorry. 

Basically, Molecule Man (Owen Reece) was the nice guy of the supervillains as he used to be timid and he wanted to be left alone because he was too powerful and afraid to hurt anyone. Then, Molecule Man had found guidance with Doctor Doom who coached him into using his powers properly. Also, Molecule Man found his confidence when he got his girlfriend, Volcana (Marsha Rosenberg). The other supervillains (mainly the Wrecking Crew and Absorbing Man) used to pick on him for being meek and having a girlfriend who didn’t fit their standards. Piledriver (Brian Calusky) of the Wrecking Crew teased both Volcana and Molecule Man so much that the latter snapped and fought back, making the others afraid of provoking the couple further. 

-  Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #5, 1984

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365 Marvel Villain paper cut-outs - one villain, every day, all year.

December 5th - The Absorbing Man

Carl “Crusher” Creel grew up with a doting mother and abusive father. His mother died of an illness when he was still a child, a matter that worsened his father’s abusiveness. Carl learned to channel his sorrow into anger and became an accomplished boxer and street fighter. Yet his anger got the best of him and he ended up involved with crime. Whist incarcerated, he drank a potion that the trickster god Loki had laced with magical properties. It bestowed Creel the ability to absorb and take on the physical properties of any substance he touches. Creel dubbed himself ‘The Absorbing Man’ and used his newfound powers to break free from prison. He took with him an iron ball previously used to restrict his movement; it would go on to become his signature weapon. Loki then coaxed the villain into a battle with Thor, the first of many confrontations between two. Along with Thor, The Absorbing Man has also gone up against The Hulk, The Avengers, The Dazzler, Spider-Man and many others. Despite his gruff manner and disbelief in the law, The Absorbing Man has also shown his own, idiosyncratic sense of honor. During the first Secret War event, he met the powerhouse villainess named Titania and the two fell in love, eventually marrying. The Absorbing Man first appeared in the pages of Journey Into Mystery Vol. 1 #114.

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“I ain’t just Crusher Creel, an ordinary con anymore! I’m the Absorbing Man. The most dangerous guy in the world!!” - Absorbing Man

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Real Name: Carl Creel

Aliases:

  1. Greithoth
  2. “Crusher” Creel
  3. The Island Spirit
  4. Rocky Davis
  5. Dynamite Davis
  6. Lightningbolt
  7. Prisoner #24957
  8. Harold
  9. Red Dog

Gender: Male

Height: 6’ 4" (Variable)

Weight: 270 lbs (122 kg) (Variable)

Eyes: Blue (Variable)

Hair: Bald (formerly Blonde)

Skin: Red

Unusual Features: His “armor” made out of materials he absorbed

Powers:

  1. Omni-Morph Duplication

Weaknesses:

  1. Automatic Absorption
  2. Non-Solid Absorption
  3. Narcotic Absorbtion
  4. Magic
  5. Absorption Limit

Equipment:

  1. Ball and Chain

Universe: Earth-616

Citizenship: American

Base of Operations:

  1. The Hood’s Lair, Hell
  2. Bronx, New York City, New York

Marital Status: Married (Mary MacPherran; wife)

Origin: Human enhanced by Loki; later transformed using gamma energy but was eventually depowered

Occupation:

  1. Professional criminal
  2. Professional boxer

Education: High school dropout

First Appearance:

  1. Daredevil #1 (April, 1964) (As Rocky Davis)
  2. Journey into Mystery #114 (March, 1965) (As the Absorbing Man)

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